Isaac Cook, (1702- ? ) son of the Quakers Peter & Elinor (Norman) Cook leading to Milton Cook of Waynesville, O.
Isaac Cook was born 10mo. 18, 1702 (Dec. 18, 1702) in Northwich, Cheshire, England.1 Isaac was married 3mo. 22, 1734 (May 22, 1734) to Mary Houghton (c.1710-1773) the daughter of John & Ann (Gregg) Houghton, at Newark (later Kennett) Friends’ Meeting,2 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Isaac & Mary had nine children which was about average size for a Quaker family at the time.
By 1751 Mary appears to be on her own. Whether Isaac died or what, is not clear, but Isaac is not talked about in the records as if he was deceased, quite the contrary, like he was there, but no longer involved… in anything. This probably isn’t good. However, by the time Mary and the children leave for North Carolina, in 1754, I think Isaac is out of the picture.
New Garden Monthly Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania, granted a certificate of removal on 3mo. 25, 17513 (May 25, 1751) for “Mary Cooke & ch” to Warrington Monthly Meeting in Warrington twp., York County, about 60 miles west. Warrington Meeting records Mary’s arrival, Mary Cook produced cert. from Newgarden for self & children dated 3/25/1751. Three years later, on 9mo. 21, 1754, Warrington Meeting records, This meeting appoints James Treveler to assist the woman friends, Ann Collins & Mary Garretson, to draw a certificate for Mary Cook (wife of Isaac Cook, who intends to remove to some part of Carolina) and her nine children to New Garden Monthly Meeting, North Carolina. Warrington Meeting records her departure, 10mo. 19, 1754 Cert signed for Mary Cook & children. Isaac is never mentioned again.
Isaac & Mary’s oldest child Dinah Cook was born 10mo. 12, 1737 (Dec. 12, 1737) in London Grove twp., Chester Co., Pa.4 Dinah married at London Grove Friends’ Meeting 10mo. 31, 1759, to John Wilson5 born 9mo. 12, 1735 (Nov. 12, 1735) Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware, the son of Christopher & Esther (Woodward) Wilson. John died May 12, 1794, in Union Co., S. Carolina. John and Dinah had nine children. The first four were probably born in London Grove twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and the rest were born in Newberry Co., South Carolina.
On 9mo. 1, 1770 New Garden Monthly Meeting in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, granted a certificate of removal to John wife Dinah & ch Mary, John, Seth & Phebe to Bush River Monthly Meeting, in Newberry Co., South Carolina.6 On 5mo. 21, 1803, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Union Co., South Carolina granted a certificate of removal for Dinah to Westland Monthly Meeting7 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, near the Ohio border. Dinah was received at Westland Monthly Meeting 8mo. 27, 1803.21 Dinah never remarried and lived out her life in Washington Co., until her death March 11, 1821.8 At the time of her death, Caesar’s Creek Monthly Meeting called Dinah “an elder.”
John & Dinah’s sixth child was Sarah Wilson born May 19, 1773,9 in Newberry Co., South Carolina, and she died March 26, 1871,10 in Warren Co., Ohio. Sarah married 6mo. 7, 1792,11 at Cane Creek Friends’ Meeting, Union Co., South Carolina, to James Hawkins, Jr., who was born Jan. 25, 1756,12 in Louden Co., Va., the son of James & Martha (Hallowell) Hawkins. James died Nov. 24, 1840, in Warren Co., Ohio.13 James & Sarah Hawkins had six children and they are buried at Caesar’s Creek Friend’s Burial Ground in Warren Co., Ohio.
On 2mo. 15, 1806, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, in Union Co., South Carolina, granted a certificate of removal to Sarah w James, & ch, Ruth, Dinah & Jehu.14 The certificate was received at Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren Co., Ohio, on 5mo. 8, 1806.15 Their first child Ruth Hawkins was born March 14, 1793, in Union Co., South Carolina16 and she died Feb. 21, 1863, in Waynesville, Warren Co., Ohio.17 Ruth married 9mo. 10, 1812, at Caesar’s Creek Friends’ Meeting, Clinton Co., Ohio, to Abraham Cook18 who was born April 19, 1792, at Bush River, Newberry Co., South Carolina19 and he died July 9, 1862 in Waynesville, Warren Co., Ohio.20 Abraham was the seventh child of Amos & Elizabeth (Townsend) Cook. Amos Cook, born about 1753 in Warrington twp., York Co., Pennsylvania, is the youngest sibling of Dinah Cook (above), children of Isaac & Mary (Houghton) Cook.
Abraham & Ruth Cook had ten children all born in Warren Co., Ohio, where Abraham & Ruth lived out their lives. They are buried at the Hicksite-Orthodox Cemetery in Waynesville. Abraham & Ruth’s eighth child Elisha Cook was born May 28, 1829 and passed away in Warren Co., Ohio on April 18, 1886. Elisha married Nov. 19, 1868, in Warren Co., Ohio, to Anna B. Lyden born Aug. 20, 1843, in Ireland, the daughter of Patrick & Margaret Lyden. Elisha & Anna have five children, with the fourth being Amos Cook who was born Aug. 18, 1874, and who died Aug. 13, 1960 in Warren Co., Ohio. About 1913 Amos married Ella B. Keys (1878-1950). Their first child Ernest Elisha Cook (1914-1990) married Sara Corrine Furnas (1921-2005) on June 15, 1950. Their son, Milton Cook, was born in 1951.
1Religious Society of Friends Quaker Digest Registers Births, Marriages & Deaths For England and Wales c.1650-1837 -- Cheshire & Staffs Quarterly Meeting Digest Registers 1648-1837 LDS Fiche #1484597 (original records)
2“The William Wade Hinshaw Pennsylvania Quaker Monthly Meeting Records” Vol. VI Kennett Monthly Meeting, page 63, under "Cook" Selby Publishing, 1990
3“The William Wade Hinshaw Pennsylvania Quaker Monthly Meeting Records” Vol. X New Garden Monthly Meeting, page 36, under "Cook,” Selby Publishing, 1990
Warrington Monthly Meeting records from, “Abstracts of the Records of Warrington Monthly Meeting York County, Pennsylvania” compiled by Gilbert Cope, 1877.
4?Mary Louise (Reynolds) Hamm, wife of Thomas Hamm.
5, 6 “The William Wade Hinshaw Pennsylvania Quaker Meeting Records” New Garden Monthly Meeting, Vol. X, Page 206, under "Wilson" Selby Publishing, 1990
7 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. I, North Carolina, page 1063, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting
Union Co., South Carolina, "Minutes and Marriage Records" under "Wilson" William Wade Hinshaw 1936(reprint)
8,21 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 214, Caesars Creek Monthly Meeting, Clinton Co., Ohio " * * * * * * * " under "Wilson" William Wade Hinshaw 1946 (reprint)
9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. I, North Carolina, page 1057, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Union Co., South Carolina, "Birth and Death Records" William Wade Hinshaw 1936 (reprint)
14, 15Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 175, Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren Co., Ohio "Records" under "Hawkins" William Wade Hinshaw, 1946 (reprint)
16Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 42, Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren Co., Ohio
"Records" under "Cook" William Wade Hinshaw, 1946 (reprint)
17 “Burials In Caesar's Creek Friends Cemetery” 1802 – 1970 [Warren Co., Ohio] page 9, Ruth Carey Haines, c. 1970 -- Warren County Genealogical Society, Lebanon, Ohio
18 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 162, Caesars Creek Monthly Meeting, Clinton Co., Ohio, "Records" under "Cook" William Wade Hinshaw, 1946 (reprint)
19, 20 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 42, Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren Co., Ohio "Records" under "Cook" William Wade Hinshaw 1946 (reprint)
Milton added a bit of information that clarifies the above...
Milton added a bit of information that clarifies the above...
When the certificate was drawn for Mary and her children at Warrington to New Garden Meeting in North Carolina, they actually removed to Union Co South Carolina. Since this was before Bush River became a Meeting they would have their membership transferred to the closest meeting which was New Garden in North Carolina. Then when Bush River became a meeting they transferred to Bush River. When Cane Creek became a meeting they transferred to Cane Creek. They would not have moved but just transferred their membership to different meetings.
The Same thing happened in Ohio. The closest Meeting Was Westland Meeting in Pa. ( they lived in western Ohio) Then when Miami Meeting was established in 10/13/1803 they transferred membership to Miami Meeting . When Caesars Creek became a meeting in 1810 they would have transferred membership to Caesers Creek. Once again never moving. Amos Cook son of Isaac and Mary Cook Married Elizabeth Townsend 4/12/1775 under the care of Bush River Meeting. They lived in Union Co S.C. before Cane Creek was a Meeting and could Marry people. Elizabeth Townsend was the daughter of John Townsend and Elizabeth Pearson. Amos Cook died in Waynesville 1820 and Elizabeth Died in Waynesville 1832. Elisha's son Amos married Ella Burnett Keys 2/4/1810. Ella Keys Was the daughter of John Milton Keys and Emma Burnett Keys. Amos's son Ernest married Sara Corinne Furnas 06/17/1950. Milton Ernest Cook was Born 11/6/1951. Milton married Elizabeth Sue Willey 08/10/1986. their Children are Travis James born 03/2/1987 and Zachary James born 02/10/1990.